Dec 31, 2013

2013 Recap

I'm on the West Coast and it's now 2:11 pm, so I still have time to post this recap of the past year. 

I started the Crafting Creatures blog to journal my creations and encourage my crafting friends to be inspired by each others' work. Since they stopped adding to it and I was taking my work more seriously, I wanted to make a new blog to reflect that pivotal shift. So a big thank you for coming to Paper Zen, and encouraging me to new heights.

Below are linked projects and tutorials I've posted this year, which include a commission for a quilled Year of the Snake poster and a contribution to Ann Martin's All Things Paper book. The love I have for paper includes quilling and die cutting, and to broaden my skills, I designed projects to be printable/hand-cuttable as well. I've never done a recap post before, but now realize what a great idea it is to reflect on how I've grown and changed this year. I never want to lose this need to learn and  experiment with new twists I can put to paper.

I plan to announce something big tomorrow, which I've waited for 2 years to talk about. Can you tell how I'm anticipating the start of 2014? I wish all of you just as much thrill of starting a bright and Happy New Year! I'm so grateful to you all for spending your time with me on my blog!


  1. WONDERFUL PROJECTS! I particularly like the quilling!!! Thank you for sharing your year...looking forward to seeing what you create in 2014!
    Hugs and Happy New Year,

    1. Aw thanks so much Jan! What a great comment to read for my first day of 2014!!! Hugs and Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Cecelia !! good to see all these lovely projects in one post !! have a fabulous creative 2014 !! Hugs

    1. Hi Suman. You're so sweet and always comment so quickly. I always love hearing from you. Have a crafty 2014!!!! Hugs, Cecelia